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Started 7/13/19 by Jenifer (Zarknorph); 15794 views.
ElDotardo

From: ElDotardo

12/3/19

She's one of yours, and the Hate Hoax seems a cultural phenomenon, but how about this one . . . two cultures working together for a better and prosperous future!

 

Rare earths industry welcomes new US-Australian deal to ensure critical minerals supply



A newly-signed deal between Australia and the United States focusing on critical minerals could be the push to create a thriving rare earths industry in Australia and more specifically, central Australia, according to some mineral experts and rare earths industry players.

The deal comes months after the world's rare earths supply was thrust into the spotlight after Beijing threatened to restrict the rare earth trade as part of its ongoing trade war with the US.

On the other side of the world in outback Australia, Nolans Bore, a rare earths project north of Alice Springs, has welcomed the new deal.

The facility has been more than 15 years in the making, and the company behind it, Arafura Resources, said pending native title approval and finance, it was planning to start construction late next year.

Full details of the deal have not been made public but Brian Fowler, general manager for the Northern Territory with Arafura, said it was a sign that politicians were realising how geopolitically threatened rare earths are due to China's dominance in the market.

"[China] controls 85 per cent of the world's supply of rare earths," he said.

According to the company, the $1 billion project has a large, globally significant rare earth deposit of roughly 56 million tonnes.

"We have the potential to supply somewhere in the region of 8 to 10 per cent of the world's requirement for neodymium and praseodymium, two of the rare earths minerals," Mr Fowler said.

"Their role is in the production of the highest strength magnets on the planet, they are the absolute essential elements in the electrification of motor vehicles and in the production of clean energy using things like wind turbines."

Mr Fowler said considering the amount of car companies looking to make electric models, the current global supply of neodymium and praseodymium was not adequate to meet the predicted demand going forward.

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ElDotardo

From: ElDotardo

12/3/19

Or should I just stick to crocodile memes?

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katiek2

From: katiek2

12/4/19

...or to Florida where alligators swim in your backyard pond 10 ft. from your kiddos swimming in your pool, or 3 ft from same kiddos standing on side of said pond (stocked with bass) with their fishing poles.  Witnessed this at my daughter's house, and refused to step outside while Mr. Alligator was sunning himself on the grass.  I can handle ridicule and derision just fine, alligators not so much.

ElDotardo

From: ElDotardo

12/4/19

No worries . . . just call your local 'gator whisperer . . .

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Jenifer (Zarknorph)
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From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

12/5/19

Neither fit into this thread!

I will tell you where to post.

katiek2

From: katiek2

12/5/19

See - and I bet you thought I was kidding.

ElDotardo

From: ElDotardo

12/5/19

I would never doubt you *chuckle*.

OTOH, I'll risk Jennifer's wrath by posting the following here - it's just too funny to pass up, and who doesn't need a good laugh these days as the Leftist loons meltdown all around us?

(Forgive me, Jen)

 

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=24&v=NUQfCBdWOh4&feature=emb_logo

katiek2

From: katiek2

12/5/19

Thanks for the giggles!

BerrySteph

From: BerrySteph

12/8/19

Jenifer (Zarknorph) said:

Port Essington, the failed colony the British darkly called 'World's End' serves as a reminder 'we could get on without killing each other'.

So what was different here?

Is it because it was a marine base, not a settler base?

Unlike elsewhere in Australia, the settlement at Port Essington was not marked by widespread violence or massacres.

"The British settlement was small, and they weren't making incursions into Aboriginal territory," Professor McKenna says.

"So the whole encounter was much more peaceful."

Professor McKenna says British journals of the time reveal initial "repulsion and rejection" of traditional Aboriginal culture — which quickly turned into fascination and respect.

"The journals end up becoming full of detailed observations of Aboriginal cultural practices," he says.

"They are starting to perceive the intricacy, the knowledge, the craft, the skill of those Aboriginal people.

"That experience at close quarters caused them to start asking questions about their own culture and its alleged superiority.

"Because as they could see, Aboriginal people were living in this environment effortlessly, and they were learning from them how to live."

But Christophersen notes that this closeness also brought terrible disease to their country.

"Yes, we didn't have the frontier violence but we had the sickness, and it was just as devastating," he says.

By late 1844, the British marines had spent six years living in Port Essington.

In his letters to the Colonial Office, Commandant John MacArthur began dropping hints about moving the settlement somewhere better. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-03/port-essington-worlds-end-failed-british-colonial-settlement/11730570

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